- The Malian Agency for the Development of Domestic Energy and Rural Electrification (Amader) has launched the tender for the construction of two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 2.6MW.
- The project is part of the Solar Energy Project for Rural Development in Mali (PESDR).
- The two solar photovoltaic power plants will be developed in the towns of Saye and Sarro.
The overall objective of AMADER is to assist the Malian Government in its efforts to improve the access of poor rural people to basic energy services that will achieve the objectives of economic growth and poverty alleviation, including those deriving from the Millennium Development Goals.
The two off-grid installations will service 24 villages in the Macina circle. Each plant will provide 1.3MW and will have a storage capacity of 1.5MW.
The Government of Mali is financing the project with a loan of US $14.8m from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). National Office of Electricity and Water (Onee) of the Kingdom of Morocco is also participating in the development of the project with a contribution of US $454,000.
Mali also recently announced a 1.3MW tender for a solar PV plus storage project. Read more
The government of Mali aims to increase the share of renewable energy in the national electricity mix to 25% by 2033, alongside a 61% rural electrification target.
Link to tender here
Author: Bryan Groenendaal
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